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Review Differences Between Xiaomi Mi4c, Xiaomi Mi4i and Xiaomi Mi4

 

The Xiaomi Company previously released the Xiaomi Mi4i and Xiaomi Mi4 devices. It has since then released the Xiaomi Mi4c which is an upgrade of the previous models. This article will highlight the unique features of the three smart phone models. The major features of the phones have been discussed to clearly show you the differences and similarities. Use it to guide you in choosing the Xiaomi model that is best suitable for you.xiaomi-mi4c

Chipsetsnapdragon-8081

Being the most recently released, Xiaomi Mi4c has the fastest chipset present in all three smartphones. This is expected because of the generation gaps of every smartphone. Each of them have a unique chipset present as pointed out below:

  • Xiaomi Mi4i: Snapdragon 615
  • Xiaomi Mi4c: Snapdragon 808
  • Xiaomi Mi4: Snapdragon 801

Snapdragon 808 will outstep both the former generation chipsets from Qualcomm in terms of performance. If you relate Snapdragon 801 to Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 615 will secure a win very easily. The Snapdragon 615 was leading smartphones at some point in the past. Snapdragon 615 has double cores like Snapdragon 801. Despite this, still it’s a reasonable smartphone chipset. It is therefore currently incapable of competing with the functioning that its opponents bring forward.

Xiaomi Mi4c would therefore be the best choice if you wanted to buy a smartphone, which offers the best possible functioning. This model is then followed by Xiaomi Mi4 and Xiaomi Mi4i. Note that we are only pointing out the preference of device that would offer the best performance by giving a great Android experience. Despite this facts, the Xiaomi Mi4i should not be underestimated.

RAMram

Xiaomi Mi4c offers two RAM models; one is 2GB and another is 3GB. It is the only phone among the three that is available with two RAM models. The 3GB RAM model allow you 32GB of storage and the 2GB RAM version has just 16GB of internal storage. On the other hand, Mi4i offers 2GB of RAM, when Xiaomi Mi4 offers 3GB. It is important to note that none of these devices feature a microSD slot which allow the expanding of the existing phone memory. This should be highly considered during purchase.

Any added RAM in a smartphone translates to having the advantage of having more space for opening more than one application and having the ability to enjoy games, which need lots of memory. The Xiaomi Mi4i is cheaper due to the smaller RAM capacity compared to Mi4 and Mi4c. When making a purchase, you’ll need to decide between getting the cheaper device with less RAM capacity and purchasing a costly phone with more RAM capacity.

Internal storagesmartphone-flash-memory

For many consumers, the absence of the microSD card slot in Xiaomi smartphones is a deal breaker. This is because most of them want to buy the best gadget, which will offer you with heaps of storage. The added advantage of having an extra storage device makes the deal sweeter.

The company’s high-end devices feature killer hardware despite the absence of the microSD. The Xiaomi Mi4 for instance, has its highest storage model featuring 64GB of memory. Both Xiaomi Mi4i and Mi4c come with only 32GB of internal memory.

The Mi4 is the most anticipated smartphone for the people who need lots of internal memory. Highlighted below are the all the storage models, which are now available.

  • Xiaomi Mi4i: 16 and 32GB

  • Xiaomi Mi4c: 16 and 32GB

  • Xiaomi Mi4: 16 and 64GB

Processing performanceantutu-scores

The Xiaomi Mi4c scored more than 50,000 points in AnTuTu during our review of the 3GB model. With the crazy amount of RAM and the six-core processor it features, the results were not surprising. We also took the remaining two phones through the similar benchmarking trial to give the following results:

  • Xiaomi Mi4i: 40,153 points
  • Xiaomi Mi4: 44,667 points

Considering the hardware featuring in the three phones, it was obvious that Xiaomi Mi4i would score the lowest points. It was however important for us to determine the level of score differences between the 3 smartphones so as to come to an appropriate decision.

Xiaomi Mi4c is the best possible solution if you need the best performance from a handset. The Xiaomi Mi4 should be your next choice if you need a balance between performance and price.

Screen sizes, display type and resolutionscreen-size-resolution

There is absolutely no difference between all three phones when you compare the screen sizes. The Xiaomi Mi4c, Mi4i, and Mi4 all have a 5 inch IPS LCD panel with a uniform resolution of 1920 x 1080.

The fact that the company has not decided to go beyond the full HD resolution limits like it has with its Snapdragon 810 powered Mi Note Pro is admirable. This is because, this will actually help the user to conserve battery life in the long run.

Camera sensors

All 3 smartphones belonging to Xiaomi have a supreme capturing resolution, which is 13MP. Megapixels aren’t the only variable, which need to be taken into consideration to decide the performance and quality of the camera. Larger megapixels only assure that you will be able to snap hi-res images. Another factor that need to be taken into consideration here is the performance of the camera sensors.

The quality of the sensors determines the ability of the smartphone to take multiple images in quick succession and accurately, low light images or high quality videos. Previous generation smartphones might be capable of capturing images with the equal number of megapixels but they’ll stutter in such stated areas.

Let’s take a close look at the differences between all the devices.

Xiaomi Mi4c:

  • Sony IMX258 –4128 x 3096 pixels, 13MP

Features

  • dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Phase detection autofocus, touch focus, geo-tagging, panorama, face/smile detection, HDR

  • 4K video recording capable: No

Xiaomi Mi4:

  • Sony IMX214 –4128 x 3096 pixels, 13MP

Features

  • LED flash, Autofocus, 1/3-inch sensor size, check quality, geo-tagging, 1.12µm pixel size, face/smile detection, touch focus, HDR, panorama

  • 4K video recording capable: Yes

Xiaomi Mi4i:

  • Sony IMX214 –4128 x 3096 pixels, 13MP

Features

  • dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Autofocus, geo-tagging, check quality, face/smile detection, touch focus, HDR, panorama

  • 4K video recording capable: No

Looking at the highlighted specifications, it is clear that Xiaomi Mi4 has the best possible camera sensor among all them; the camera is able to record 4K videos and has other exciting features about the component. Many would be wondering why despite the point that Mi4i and Mi4 have the equal camera sensor, only the previous one is able to record 4K videos. It can be clarified easily; recording ultra HD videos from a smartphone needs lots of processing power. This power obviously does not exist in Xiaomi Mi4i, thus confines the video quality.

Battery capacitiesbattery

Highlighted below are the variances in battery abilities between all 3 handsets.

  • Xiaomi Mi4: 3,080mAh battery

  • Xiaomi Mi4c: 3,080mAh battery

  • Xiaomi Mi4i: 3,120mAh battery

Despite the point that Mi4i has the premier battery out of all the 3 smartphones, the difference in battery timings is very minor. You won’t be able to see the difference yourself when you are using the smartphones.

Charging ports

Xiaomi Mi4c has taken the benefit over its precursors thanks to its USB-C port feature. For those unfamiliar to the USB-C port, is the newest standard which is gradually being introduced into smartphones and notebooks for its substantial advantages. The main benefit of the USB-C is that it offers a supreme data transfer rate.

Moreover, the thing that Xiaomi Mi4c is running a Snapdragon 808 chipset thus the possibility of speedy data transfer when you need to move large files from your phone to other devices. Furthermore, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 will also be compatible with the smartphone

On the other hand, both Xiaomi Mi4i and Xiaomi Mi4 have a microUSB port that as specified before, will never come close to the speeds offered by USB-C.

Wireless connectivity chipswi-fi

There are lots of different wireless connectivity chips featured in all 3 phones. To make comparison easier, they are highlighted below to show the difference between the three smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi4c

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1

  • Wi-Fi modem: 802.11ac

  • Infrared: Yes

  • NFC: No

  • LTE: Yes (Cat 4 = 150Mbps download speed/50 Mbps upload)

Xiaomi Mi4

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

  • Wi-Fi modem: 802.11ac

  • Infrared: Yes

  • NFC: No

  • LTE: Yes (Cat 4 = 150Mbps download speed/50 Mbps upload)

Xiaomi Mi4i

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0

  • Wi-Fi modem: 802.11ac

  • Infrared: No

  • NFC: No

  • LTE: Yes (Cat 4 = 150Mbps download speed/50 Mbps upload)

Differences Between All Hardware

The following table summarizes all the hardware specifications of the Xiaomi Mi4, Xiaomi Mi4i and Xiaomi Mi4c. Also, we’ve included the cheapest pricing which we could find in order to assist you with your future purchases.

Hardware specifications

Xiaomi Mi4c

Xiaomi Mi4

Xiaomi Mi4i

Screen size

5 inches

5 inches

5 inches

Display type

IPS LCD

IPS LCD

IPS LCD

Resolution

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

1920 x 1080

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615

Processor

2 x Cortex-A57 at 1.82GHz
4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.44GHz

4 x 2.5GHz Krait

4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.70GHz
4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.00GHz

RAM

2GB (for 16GB model)
3GB (for 32GB model)

3GB

2GB

Internal storage

16 and 32GB

16 and 64GB

16 and 32GB

External storage slot

No

No

No

Dual-SIM capable

Yes

No

Yes

Battery

3,080mAh

3,080mAh

3,120mAh

Infrared port

Yes

Yes

No

NFC

No

No

No

Wi-Fi

802.11ac

802.11ac

802.11ac

LTE modem

Cat 4

Cat 4

Cat 4

Bluetooth

4.1

4.1

4.1

Camera sensor

Sony IMX258

Sony IMX214

Sony IMX214

Rear camera

13MP

13MP

13MP

Front camera

8MP

5MP

5MP

4K video recording capable

No

Yes

No

Charging port

USB-C

microUSB

microUSB

Price

$239.69 for 16GB model
$275.77 for 32GB model

$226.66 for 16GB model

$237.85 for 16GB model
$265.99 for 32GB model

Which One Wins?

In order to help with your buying choice, we have compiled a summary of the advantages that you would get with each of the smartphones. Have a look at the table cautiously in order to see the benefits, which you would prefer to have in your device.

Which smartphone should I purchase?

Xiaomi Mi4c

Xiaomi Mi4

Xiaomi Mi4i

Having a USB-C port

64GB of internal storage, which is higher than any storage model of these three smartphones

Dual-SIM compatible

Better photos will be captured thanks to Sony IMX258 camera sensor

4K video recording, a feature that the two remaining smartphones do not possess

Dual-SIM compatible

Bluetooth 4.1 chip

Given the chance to make our purchasing decision, between the Xiaomi Mi4c, Xiaomi Mi4i and the Xiaomi Mi4, we would definitely do for the Xiaomi Mi4c. It’s mainly because:

  • Xiaomi Mi4c has much better hardware than both of its predecessors. In this day and age, top of the notch hardware is mandatory if you want to experience a much smoother mobile operating system. Also, since the smartphone was announced recently, there is a better chance that compatible versions for new Android operating systems will be released in the future.
  • The price for Xiaomi Mi4c more than justifies the hardware that you are getting in return. It is a deal you would not want to pass on.
  • The new USB-C port that is not only well-matched with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, but also offers higher data transfer rates.
  • Xiaomi Mi4c is capable of taking better pictures compared to Xiaomi Mi4i and Xiaomi Mi4, despite the fact that it doesn’t have the capability of capturing 4K videos.
  • Also, it offers a Bluetooth 4.1 chip. It’ll come in handy when you need to transfer files from one phone to another.